When it comes to buying a home, the local school district is important to take into consideration. What constitutes an excellent school district? Defining what a good school district is varies from family to family. To gain a full understanding of the school district, it is recommended to look at the testing scores and teacher student ratios.
There are many reasons why the quality of school districts is something that you need to keep in mind when you buy your next home. Overall a good school district tends to equal a good neighborhood. A great school district offers home value stability, often those on the market will sell better compared to a lesser quality school. Most importantly a good school district will benefit kids with a high quality education. School districts should be a considering factor for buyer’s whether or not children are present.
Here is an overview of the top schools in Santa Barbara:
- 461 Students
- Average class size: 18
Peabody Charter School:
- 750 Students
- Average class size: 23
Peabody Charter School was constructed in 1928. It is situated on the north side of the City of Santa Barbara. Among the school’s program highlights are: extended school day/late start Fridays; Gifted and Talented Education program; art enrichment; the Splash Zone, which hosts ceramics and fine arts classes daily with artists in residence; Peabody Peacemakers, a voluntary cadre of upper grade students trained in conflict resolution vocabulary and strategies; second language instruction in English or Spanish; sports.
Washington Elementary School:
- 614 Students
- Average class size: 22
Washington Elementary School is a K-6 school established in 1953 on 8.2 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. Washington’s campus consists of 11 permanent and 17 portable classrooms. The full time staff includes 23 regular classroom teachers, including four Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) teachers. Their mission is to provide all students with a positive and challenging learning experience. Critical thinking skills are developed through literacy, fine arts, mathematics, technology and the sciences. Individual excellence and a desire for lifelong learning are promoted through a partnership between home, school and community.
- 612 Students
- Average class size: 26
Roosevelt is located on four acres in the historic upper east side of Santa Barbara. The school building houses a state-of-the-art computer lab, an art/science room, music room, auditorium, sports field, kindergarten garden, and two playgrounds. Their mission is to nurture problem-solving, compassionate, and responsible future citizens who honor diversity and positively impact their communities and world. Roosevelt’s academic program is led by a dynamic and seasoned staff of educators who care deeply about the growth and development of their students. The program includes a comprehensive GATE program, language arts and math curriculum, along with weekly music, studio art and computer labs.